If you're anything like me, you probably think it's borderline sacrilege to even think about a sandwich or a burger that doesn't have a layer of smooth mayonnaise. But I don't just keep a jar of it in my fridge for lunch—it's also there for practical purposes. I learned this ...more
Came to My Rescue
Plunk! When your mobile device takes a swan dive, act fast with this Tech Triage first-aid guide to cell phone revival.
Android Oreo may not be the flashiest release, but it's got tons of under-the-hood changes. We recently discovered documentation in the AOSP source code that outlines one of these understated features, which has been dubbed "Rescue Party." According to Google, Rescue Party wi ...more
The archenemies of cell phones— puddles, toilets, swimming pools— can cause serious damage to your gadgets. And if your mobile phone has taken the dive, don't panic— there's hope for recovery. CNET has some ideas for saving your wet electronic devices, so try these drying-out ...more
Handy technique for search & rescue, learn how to tie a hasty webbing harness with this knot tying animation. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Hasty Webbing Harness Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every s ...more
As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more
LEGO Batman is one of the most popular of the surprisingly fun LEGO movie games (LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones...) and its challenge belies it's childish appearance. THe game has 25 hostages / civilians for you to rescue scattered throughout the levels. This two-part vide ...more
Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more
Whether your plane made a crash landing or your ship got lost on a three-hour tour, now you're stranded on a remote island. Here's how to get help. You Will Need * A freshwater source * Some dry sticks * Rocks and leaves * Clothing * A mirror or a reflective object * Cell pho ...more
If you and your 4WD Jeep or other offroading vehicle venture far enough afield, you will probably find yourself stuck in mud, sand, ruts, or some other sticky situation. This video will teach you how to use a wheel winch to self-rescue your vehicle from all sorts of situations ...more
We've seen lots of methods of CD/DVD scratch removal here on WonderHowTo- bananas, toothpaste, even eggs. Now Instructables member gpotvin suggests another method to throw in the mix: vaseline. No reason to throw away those damaged CDs! Save 'em - it's as easy as Step 1, 2, 3. ...more
In this video TIAT shows you how to make a rescue belt. Begin by making a basic knot in the center, holding that knot on the top of your ring finger and between your thumb begin making loops. To create these loops extend the strand to the right side of the knot straight out pa ...more
Looking for instructions on how to rescue a Windows installation using a Trinity Rescue Kit Live CD? It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over nine minutes. For more inf ...more
A sea kayak self-rescue video from Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC
Looking for instructions on how to create custom boot discs and bootable flash drives? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over eight minutes. For more information, includi ...more
Whenever I went to the grocery store on a mission for blueberries, I'd inevitably find myself staring at these weird little tomato-looking berries... and wondering what the hell they really were. Tomatoes? Berries? A weird science experiment? Then, I'd set a pint of blueberrie ...more
This is a must know knot for any climber. Used for everything from self belay to crevasse rescue. Try this hitch out. It is real easy but believe me you can be really hooped if you don't know it. On the other hand this will get you out of a bind when nothing else will. Common ...more
In this how to video series, learn about swift water rescue and how to wade and swim through white water, from white water rescue technician Fergus Coffey. Fergus will teach you invaluable tips on swift water rescue and how to swim in and swim out of swift water. He will teach ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to utilize Paragon Rescue Kit 9.0 to resolve tricky boot errors on your Microsoft Windows desktop PC or laptop. It's a cinch! It's such a cinch, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of ...more
Oh, no! There's a little robot dog in trouble, and he needs your help! This video is a short walkthrough on how you can complete this level of the indie game Machinarium. Rescue the dog and earn a friend for life!
This guy does an awkward job of showing you how to set up two prussiks to ascend a rope. However you can take what you need to the climbing gym and have some thing to practice. Remember you have to practice this stuff a bit at least. Out on a glacier it is no longer crevasse r ...more
Looking for instructions on how to use an AntiVir Rescue System boot disc to remove viruses on a Windows PC. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more ...more
Knowledge of first aid procedures can save lives. Watch this first aid video tutorial to learn how to perform rescue breathing on an adult whose heart is working.
Look no further than Flint, Michigan, to discover the serious consequences of contaminated drinking water. Around the world, water polluted by pathogens and toxins sickens people or cuts them off from safe drinking water. Looking for a solution, researchers created tiny, swimm ...more
ACMG Ski Guide Cliff Umpleby discusses how to build a T-Slot anchor using ice axe and skis. Once you have your anchor, learn how to use it to rescue someone from a crevasse. Part two demonstrates transferring the load onto the anchor and escaping the system. Part three demonst ...more
If you've dyed your clothes in the wash, re-wash the clothes immediately. Separate the whites and as a last resort add a cup of bleach to the washing machine. The dyed clothes should be back to there original whiteness. Rescue clothes you've dyed in the wash. Click through to ...more
Rescue the sky in your pictures. Sometimes, the blue sky and the white clouds are the most exhilarating part of a photograph, so making sure it's as vivid as it is in real life is key to having a good pic. To do this, you'll need to do some touchup work in Photoshop. This vid ...more
A kayak rescue video from Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC
Learn about water safety and river rescues with this free how to video on life jackets and throw bags with tips from an expert. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques. Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this ...more
If you are a firefighter in Alameda, California, chances are you already saw this video tutorial. If not, you're in luck. This will show you how to rescue a downed firefighter out of a window. This is a step-by-step training video for removal of a downed fireman out of a windo ...more
House training your dog consists of two parts - teaching your dog where it is okay to go, and preventing it from going where you don't want him to go. This tutorial shows you how to use click training to house train your new dog.
Sea kayaking scoop rescue is demonstrated in this video.
News : Sexually Confused Fish Are the Canary in the Coal Mine of Water Pollution—But Bacteria Could Come to the Rescue
Exposed to hormones, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals, the beautiful wild fish in Canada's Grand River have taken on some pretty odd characteristics—they're turning into females. A long-term study suggests using bacteria to manage polluted water could turn the tide for fem ...more
Snowmobilers make a lot of noise and annoy a lot of people (like me). So it is with some glee that I recommend this video on how to rescue a submerged snowmobile. That said, there is a leisurely beauty to this 8 minute and 37 second piece. It takes the appropriate time to tell ...more
This video shows you how to use John Martin's Bow Roll Rescue Technique when kayaking.
The three minutes it takes to watch this video may save you hours upon hours of heartache if something goes awry with your Mac or Windows PC down the road. This home-computing how-to will show you how to create and use recovery discs to restore your computer to an earlier stat ...more
This video demonstrates how to reverse the rescue system so that you can lower a victim to safety.
This is just a short climbing tutorial that demos what happens just after you go into the crevasse. Ditching the pack is easy if you have pre-hooked the pack to harness. The nest step is securing yourself with a prussik and getting it ready to use as a stirrup. But as we see, ...more
This walkthrough shows you how to beat the Outpost Rescue mission (level 11) on Perfect Dark Zero for the XBox 360.
If you go over to the Iphone store and download social haven rescue. You will see a cute little space app and the fish under the sea secret water world is adorable. Its a free good attempt. What games are there out there that also have fish like graphics? We want to know... A ...more
It's official — the newest version of Google's mobile operating system is called Android 8.0 Oreo, and it's in the process of rolling out to many different devices. Oreo has plenty of changes in store, ranging from revamped looks to under-the-hood improvements, so there's tons ...more
You don't always plan on getting drunk, it usually just sort of happens, right? You finish one beer, move on to the next, and all of a sudden you're a six-pack in and feelin' it. And when you're drinking in places you're not supposed to, it can get ugly. You get sloppy and st ...more
If you drop your smartphone in water, take it apart as much as you can and place it in rice. It's been the most recommended method of cell phone rescue since the days of clamshells. In fact, it's usually the only thing recommended when searching for "how to save your wet phone ...more
How To : Sideload & Install Open Source iOS Apps on Your iPhone Using MacBuildServer—Without Jailbreaking
Apple is widely known for keeping a tight grip on iOS, disallowing open-source and third-party downloads. While there are many reasons for this, the three most frequently referenced are quality control, malware prevention, and of course—money. The number one reason why Apple ...more
You're in the middle of cooking and a car alarm, cute kitten, or neighborhood brawl made you step away from the stove for a few minutes longer that you should have. It happens to almost every home cook. Most of the time, nothing dramatic happens, but every now and then, you en ...more
Baking soda is a powdery miracle. Not only is it the secret ingredient to making mashed potatoes fluffy, it can help you make authentic-tasting soft pretzels at home and caramelize onions in half the time. It's actually got lots of surprising uses you might not know about, and ...more
Taco Bell's in the news for umpteenth time, and today the controversy is over their infamous beef taco meat. Gizmodo leaked a picture of Taco Bell's "Taco Meat Filling" and surprise, surprise— it's missing a lot of the "meat" that it claims in its advertisements. Taco Meat Fil ...more
Aluminum foil is one of those things that every cook, experienced or just starting out, has in their kitchen. And while we may think we know how useful this handy material can be, there are hundreds of ways we could be utilizing tinfoil to make our lives a whole lot easier. 1 ...more
Though silica gel packets clearly instruct you to throw them away (and not eat them), you can actually keep them for a variety of unexpectedly practical uses around the home. Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture, which makes these packets perfect for ke ...more
Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more
Hard as it is to imagine, there are people out there who loathe garlic and onions. Some might have allergies or medical conditions like IBS, or are supertasters (i.e. people who carry a certain gene that makes them extremely sensitive to how certain foods taste). Others might ...more
Make the magic remover cloth shown in this how-to video which will remove all the scratches on your favorite CDs, your LCD display or just remove some scratches on plastic. You'll need egg whites of and a microfiber cloth. Don't throw away anymore CDs, DVDs, or lose important ...more
Always downing a glass of red wine in the evening? Don't be ashamed. Red wine has some great health benefits when consumed in moderation, including improved memory, lower risk of heart disease, and even bone strengthening. Photo by Joe Shlabotnik Aside from improving your hea ...more
Bras are such wonderful inventions. Without them, our twins would stray and wander right out of our clothing, and cold weather would prove rather uncomfortable - not to mention awkward - anytime we take our sweater off (if you catch our drift). The one sucky thing about bras, ...more
The paper towel is a wondrous invention. It allows cooks to wipe up really gross stuff without having to constantly do laundry and drain fried foods so they're crunchy and crispy instead of oily and heavy. But did you know that your humble paper towel has several other uses be ...more
One of the golden rules to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is to place it on a roasting rack before it goes into the oven. Missing this step and cooking it directly on the pan will burn the bottom of the bird, resulting in overcooked, dry meat. Don't Miss: Unlock Your Oven's Se ...more
This how-to video shows you a very simple method to remove scratches on your DVDs and CDs! The magic fixer is toothpaste. Don't throw out any of your favorite movies, records, or software. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to rescue and repair scratched CDs.
In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when i ...more
It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more
Here's a survival technique for making a fire with the most basic of resources—assuming you can find two sticks to rub together! Video: . With a little creative license, let's imagine you're cast away on a deserted island with little hope of rescue. In a situation like this, b ...more